August, 2011

Jobs Claims For Keystone XL Don’t Stand Up To Scrutiny

Canadian oil giants are trading on Americans’ insecurity about the U.S. economy to sell us their risky Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Their job claims amount to little more than …

TV is Killing Me, or: Not Only Kids Need to Get Outside

I watch too much television. It’s tempting to invoke ‘Do As I Say, Not As I Do’—we’ve discussed the pitfalls of couch-potato-ism and sedentary life several times on Wildlife Promise—but …

Ironically Enough, Teddy Roosevelt Thwarted By Wildlife

Does this need rational explanation? I feel like maybe it should stand alone as a work of surrealist art. OK, fine: So the Washington Nationals baseball team has a nightly …

Ready to Fight the Stealth Attack on Wildlife? Part One: Polar Bears

Polar bears may be Arctic icons, but even their animal rock-star status can’t always sway Congress to protect wildlife. Global warming is melting habitat the big white bears depend on …

Salazar Announces Major Step Forward on Offshore Wind

Today, Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined Governor Lincoln Chafee and Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation for a press conference to announce a key step forward in the process to …

Polar Bears and Climate Change: The Science Speaks for Itself

In the past month, there have been three major stories concerning polar bears: On July 18, wildlife researcher Dr. Charles Monnett was put on suspension by his employer, the U.S. …

Climate Capsule: Keeping it Cool and Clean

Happy August Recess Climateers! If your office is as quiet as mine take a minute to watch this trailer for an amazing new film on Climate Refugees, and check out …

25+ Nature and Wildlife Mobile Apps

Do you have a smart phone and want to use it to explore nature? The saying, “there’s an app for that,” rings true in this case. I’ve tested out a …

New Climate Data Shows July was 7th-Hottest on Record Globally

New data confirms what you already knew – July was incredibly hot, one of the warmest on record. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center just released …

Cornell’s Civic Ecology Lab to Lead EPA Environmental Education Program

The Ivy League gets especially green around the southern shore of Cayuga Lake–never more so than when it comes to environmental education. Cornell University’s Civic Ecology Lab has been chosen …

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